Dubbo South Public host drought fair to raise funds for Rural Aid

Drought fair: Dubbo South Public students Giang Hoang, Jia-Rong Tan and Miliana Tierney with Sally Constable. Photo: Belinda Soole.
Drought fair: Dubbo South Public students Giang Hoang, Jia-Rong Tan and Miliana Tierney with Sally Constable. Photo: Belinda Soole.

Years five and six students at Dubbo South Public School hosted a drought fair on Tuesday to raise funds for Australian charity, Rural Aid.

Students made cupcakes and paper flowers, held ring toss and colouring-in competitions for fellow pupils plus the wider school community to donate towards.

In total the students raised $3119.55 on the day.

Drought fair: Dubbo South Public students Freya Stein and Mali Hopkins-Davies with  Sally Constable. Photo: Belinda Soole.

Drought fair: Dubbo South Public students Freya Stein and Mali Hopkins-Davies with Sally Constable. Photo: Belinda Soole.

Dubbo South Public School teacher Sally Constable said since the beginning of Term Three, the Stage Three students have been researching the drought, including what effects it can have on mental health.

They also did projects on comparing native animals to livestock, and the effect drought has on animals, which was all part of their Inquiry Based Learning.

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“They put in a lot of work,” Ms Constable said of the students dedication to learning about the drought.

The students creativity was certainly on show and Ms Constable said it was nice that the whole school could come down and support the students.

A sausage sizzle was also held, with items donated by Woolworths. The Party Shop also donated goods for the day.

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Earlier this year, the whole school put on their jeans and flannies for the ‘dress like a farmer’ fundraiser where $826.35 was raised for Rural Aid’s Buy A Bale campaign.

While the whole school got involved the dress up day, the fair on Tuesday was solely hosted by the Years five and six students.

The school will be donating the combined funds from the two fundraisers, a total of $3945.90, to Rural Aid.

“We’re all very happy and proud of the kids, they did an amazing job,” Ms Constable said.

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